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15.0 > Network > hostsblock (0.12.3)

Hostsblock is a bash script for Linux designed to take advantage
of the /etc/hosts file to provide system-wide blocking of internet
advertisements, malicious domains, trackers, and other undesirable
content. To do so, it downloads a configurable set of blocklists and
processes and their entries into a singular file.

The SlackBuild assumes that dnsmasq is not available so it
will configure hostsblock to overwrite the current /etc/hosts
file. The install script will backup the current /etc/hosts file to
/etc/hostsblock/hosts.head if it does not already exist.

After uninstalling hostsblock, you should copy hosts.head back to

To have hostsblock automatically update /etc/hosts once a week, run:
ln -sf /usr/sbin/hostsblock /etc/cron.weekly/hostsblock

Maintained by: Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Keywords: hosts,hostsblock,ads,adblock
ChangeLog: hostsblock


Source Downloads:
hostsblock-0.12.3.tar.bz2 (20eb8ee8627c0980f57d54727b6bd797)

Download SlackBuild:
hostsblock.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 15.0

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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